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2011-07-28 04:45:00

A 19-year-old British man was arrested on Wednesday in Scotland as part of an investigation into the hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec. The man, who authorities believe used the online nickname "ËœTopiary', is suspected of being a prominent player in a number of cyber attacks by the two hacking collectives. The groups have claimed responsibility for breaking into the networks of the CIA, Sony and many other private and public websites. Scotland Yard's cybercrime unit made the...

2009-08-19 15:37:54

British police said a couple were arrested on their wedding night for drunkenly arguing with a security guard who asked them not to smoke at a bus stop. Harry and Claire Arnold were married, had their twin sons christened and celebrated the groom's birthday all in the same day, but the night found them at a Durham, England, police station on charges of drunk and disorderly behavior, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday. The couple had been celebrating, having got married in the morning and...

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2009-08-10 15:41:41

British police, intelligence services and local councils made more than half a million requests to access the private telephone records and emails of citizens last year, according to an annual report of government surveillance released by the Interception of Communications Commissioner. The figures show that roughly 1,500 surveillance requests were made every day in Britain, the annual equivalent to one in every 78 people being targeted.     Although these numbers...

2006-09-01 18:31:28

LONDON (Reuters) - British police are watching thousands of British Muslims who they suspect may be involved in or support terrorism, the head of London police's anti-terrorist branch said on Friday. The figure given by Peter Clarke in a BBC interview was higher than previous official estimates and came as police investigate an alleged plot by a group of British Muslims to blow up U.S.-bound airliners using liquid explosives. In July last year four British Islamist suicide bombers...

2006-08-29 12:28:36

LONDON (Reuters) - British police on Tuesday charged a suspect arrested during a probe of an alleged plot to blow up U.S.-bound airliners with conspiracy to murder, they said. Nabeel Hussain, 22, is the 13th person charged in connection with the plot and the ninth to face the most serious charges of conspiracy to murder and planning acts of terrorism. Hussain was accused -- as were the other eight suspects -- of plotting to smuggle parts of home-made bombs on to planes, then build...

2006-08-24 15:12:54

LONDON (Reuters) - British police charged a 12th suspect on Thursday over an alleged plot to blow up U.S.-bound airliners. Umair Hussain, 24, was charged with failing to disclose information that could have prevented a terrorist attack, police said. He is due to appear in a London court on Friday. British police announced on August 10 they had thwarted a plot to blow up U.S.-bound airliners over the Atlantic by smuggling liquid explosives onto flights. On Monday, prosecutors charged...

2006-08-23 15:25:32

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - British police investigating a suspected plot to blow up transatlantic airliners freed one suspect on Wednesday and obtained permission to continue questioning nine others. Police had already charged 11 suspects on Tuesday in the suspected plot and were holding 11 others pending a decision on whether to charge them. They did not name the man they freed on Wednesday, but Sky News reported that he was Tayib Rauf of Birmingham, Britain's second city....

2006-08-15 14:13:28

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - British police detained one more person on Tuesday in connection with last week's alleged plot to blow up transatlantic airliners, as France's interior minister said the threat of terrorism remained "high and permanent." The arrest took the number of people held in Britain to 24 after police said on Thursday they had foiled a plan to carry out multiple suicide bombings on aircraft bound for the United States using liquid explosives disguised as...

2006-08-11 19:24:06

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Britain urged its citizens to remain vigilant on Friday as Pakistan said it had arrested an al Qaeda operative who it said played a key role in an alleged plot to blow up transatlantic airliners. British police said they had released without charge one of 24 people arrested in Thursday's swoop that they said foiled a plot to use chemical bombs to bring down as many as 10 aircraft flying from Britain to the United States. A court granted police...

2006-08-11 13:35:57

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan said on Friday it had arrested a man it described as an al Qaeda operative who had played a key role in a plot British police said they had foiled to blow up transatlantic airliners. "He is a British citizen of Pakistani origin. He is an al Qaeda operative with linkages in Afghanistan," Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao told Reuters. Sherpao said the arrest of the man, identified as Rashid Rauf, had led to a wave of arrests...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.